Philippe Pozzo di Borgo

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Philippe Pozzo di Borgo is a Corsican French businessman who is the Director of Pommery and was the owner of an inherited historic hôtel particulier in Paris used as a function hall. He became a diabetic quadriplegic in 1993 following a paragliding accident.

In popular culture[edit]

His life story inspired the biographical movies The Intouchables,[1] Oopiri, Inseparables,[2] and The Upside.[3]


  1. ^ The true story that inspired a box office hit The Telegraph
  2. ^ Meunier, Emilie (September 6, 2017). "Remake américain d'Intouchables : Eric Toledano et Olivier Nakache ont vu les premières images... et ils ont été étonnés ! (VIDÉO)". Télé (in French). Yahoo. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  3. ^ Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston star in The Upside